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Director's Corner: The Latest Museum Progress Update

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Big news this month: We applied for our building permits from the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and other regulatory agencies. These permits acknowledge approval of all the Museum’s building documents and allow us to begin construction.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we are now closer than ever to building the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum. Please consider giving $20.00 or more today.

Our progress thus far is evidence that every little bit counts. The recently announced $15 million contribution from Motorola Solutions, Inc. and the Motorola Solutions Foundation brings us even closer to closing our building campaign. The Museum fundraising total has now reached $63 million toward our $80 million goal.

Museum staff has been working tirelessly on the Museum’s core exhibitions with our contracted exhibit design firm, Design & Production Incorporated. I’m thrilled to report that exhibit design and development are now 85 percent completed: This means that the exhibits are fully designed on paper. The exhibit team continues to work out details of exhibit elements, materials, interactive components, and artifact selections in preparation for a 100-percent-complete plan by the end of this year ...

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NEW to the Collection: Gangsters, Outlaws, & Lawmen Artifacts
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A couple months back, the National Law Enforcement Museum participated in “Gangsters, Outlaws, and Lawmen,” a live auction hosted by RR Auctions in Nashua, New Hampshire. The auction had many high-profile objects up for bid, and the Museum acquired three different lots.

One of those lots includes a National Arms Co. Single Shot No. 2 Derringer, along with a badge and coin purse belonging to Pat Garrett ...

Badge of Pat Garrett, appointed deputy U.S. Marshal in 1880.
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Service to Country, Service to Community
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Visit any sheriff’s office, police department, or federal law enforcement agency today and you are bound to meet men and women who are veterans from our most recent wars. This overlapping tradition of service has been a part of law enforcement since the very beginning. Law enforcement officers have served in every war since the American Revolution, and some veterans from every war have gone on to serve in law enforcement.

This November as our nation honors and remembers the veterans of all our wars, the National Law Enforcement Museum would like to hear from the many law enforcement officers who have also served in the military. Tell us your story.

To start you off, here’s the story of a veteran who fought for his country 150 years ago and who went on to a distinguished career in law enforcement.

Webber Seavey was a Nebraska native who enlisted in the ...

Photo of Webber Seavey, ca. 1890. Civil War veteran, Chief of the Omaha Police Department, & first president of IACP.
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Take the Case: Eyewitness Activity
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Plain and simple: Once police are alerted and arrive at the scene of a crime, their job is to find out what happened. That’s when they must rely heavily on eyewitness accounts and tips from community members.

You never know when you might become an eyewitness. Test your observation skills in this activity.

Find out if you would make a good eyewitness in this activity.  
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Mission Statement: The National Law Enforcement Museum tells the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education. The Museum dynamically engages the broadest possible audience in this story in an effort to build mutual respect and foster cooperation between the public and the law enforcement profession. By doing so, the Museum contributes to a safer society and serves to uphold the democratic ideals of the U.S. Constitution.

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